The sense I got from this conference is that the industry is upset with the company for giving the technology a bad name.
The Government Accountability Office surveyed 42 federal agencies on their use and regulation of facial recognition technology.
The cameras, some of which use facial recognition to identify people, also let the hackers breach Verkada customers' networks, Bloomberg reported.
The US Department of Homeland Security tested facial-recognition technology that it said can accurately identify masked airline passengers 96% of the time. Pre-pandemic facial-recognition algorithms had lower rates of identifying people wearing face masks. Efforts to improve facial-recognition technology have increased in order to to protect travellers from having to […]
The Los Angeles Police Department banned the use of commercial facial recognition software after being confronted about its officers’ use of Clearview AI by BuzzFeed News, the outlet reported Tuesday. BuzzFeed News reported that it had inquired about documents showing that “25 LAPD employees had performed nearly 475 searches using […]
The Los Angeles Police Department has used facial recognition technology 29,817 times since 2009 and hundreds of officers have access to the software, according to records obtained by the Los Angeles Times. The records contradict the LAPD’s repeated claims that it doesn’t use or have certain documents concerning its use […]
Lawmakers in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday passed landmark bans on the use of facial recognition technology by government agencies as well as private entities in public spaces. Mayor Ted Wheeler said during hearings that “Portlanders should never be in fear of having their right of privacy be exploited by either […]
Landlords are increasingly using facial recognition software and other surveillance technologies to track tenants’ movements and collect their data. The companies selling “proptech” claim their products make residents safer, but some say flaws and biases mean they’re really just accelerating gentrification and invading people’s privacy. Researchers with the AI Now […]
A new database reveals the extensive surveillance network used by law enforcement agencies across the US to keep an eye on citizens. The Atlas of Surveillance, a joint effort between the Electronic Frontier Foundation and students from the University of Nevada Reno, maps more than 5,300 cases of surveillance tech […]
In Detroit, where facial-recognition software is used in police investigations, the software fails “96% of the time,” Detroit Police Chief James Craig said. Craig said as much during a public meeting on Monday,Vice reported. “If we were just to use the technology by itself, to identify someone, I would say […]
Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill that would ban the use of facial recognition technology by federal law enforcement, as reported by Vice on Thursday. The proposed bill would “prohibit biometric surveillance” unless a federal law is passed with extensive regulations around its use, and makes federal funding for local […]
A Chinese facial recognition firm, Hanwang, claims its technology can accurately identify people wearing masks 95% of the time. Hanwang’s chief technology officer Huang Lei told the FT that its tech previously recognised mask-wearers half the time, but said this rate improved after it created a database of photos of […]
The Vatican called for stronger regulation of the use of artificial intelligence in a plan announced on Friday, Reuters first reported. The document also said AI tools should work fairly, transparently, reliably, and with respect for human life and the environment. Microsoft and IBM joined Pope Francis in endorsing the […]
Amazon’s incredibly lucrative web services division sells facial recognition software to police departments all over the United States. Facial recognition software isn’t regulated by the US government, and oversight is handled entirely at Amazon’s discretion. In a new interview with Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy, he reveals how little […]
UK police will now use facial recognition technology to scan the faces of passersby on the street to see if they are criminals. London’s Metropolitan Police said on Friday that it would deploy standalone facial recognition cameras through parts of the capital to tackle knife and gun violence, terrorism, and […]
Democratic lawmakers asked Ben Carson, head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to look into the use of facial recognition in public housing in a letter sent Wednesday. Lawmakers expressed concern about the technology’s accuracy and its potential to lead to over-policing and discrimination against women, non-cisgender people, […]
American Airlines has started using facial recognition technology to let passengers board planes without their boarding pass. The airline says the technology, now in use in parts of Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport, is more secure and makes boarding quicker for passengers. Its part of a trend in the aviation industry […]